OLD-FASHIONED BEAN SOUP

OLD-FASHIONED BEAN SOUP

1 pound dry white pea beans
3 quarts water
1 Smoked ham hocks or meaty ham bone
1 tablespoon onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1 Dash pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Wash beans. Soak beans in water overnight. Do not drain. Add ham hocks or bone, onion, celery salt. Cook beans until very soft - 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Remove hocks or bone. Take off meat. Chop. Set aside. Bruise beans with a large spoon, enough to cloud. Add meat, mustard, salt and pepper. Reheat, garnish with parsley.